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HIGHLY EFFICIENT TURBOFAN ENGINE AERO DESIGN FOR LONGER RANGE MUNITIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73688
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-172-2275
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
1701 Military Trail Suite 110 Jupiter, FL 33458-7887
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: HIGHLY EFFICIENT TURBOFAN ENGINE AERO DESIGN FOR LONGER RANGE MUNITIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R078
Award Amount: $68,595.00
 

Abstract:

Small expendable gas turbine engines historically suffer from poor specific fuel consumption (SFC) and high costs for military applications. These engines are single-shaft turbojets and their use in the propulsion system of future advanced munitions such as the Army's Non-Line of Sight Launch System Loitering Attack Munition (NLOS-LS LAM) will greatly limit the munition's operational capability. Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) has developed an improved design concept for an expendable gas turbine engine for use in military applications. The new concept addresses key challenges that limit the effective use of small turbojets, and provides an alternative highly efficient affordable turbofan engine. FTT focuses the current effort on the development of an optimized aerodynamic design of fan, compressor and turbine airfoils using 3D steady and unsteady advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The resulting aero design can be used in subsequent mechanical design of a small engine with half the fuel consumption and significantly lower cost than today's turbojet baseline. Analytical validation of the improvement in fuel consumption over today's turbojet baseline will be provided.

Principal Investigator:

P. D. Johnson
Program Manager
5617463317
djohnson@fttinc.com

Business Contact:

Shirley Brostmeyer
Chief Executive Officer
5617463317
sbrostmeyer@fttinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FLORIDA TURBINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
140 Intracoastal Pointe; Suite 301 Jupiter, FL 33477

EIN/Tax ID: 650869709
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No